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Exhibition Talk: Write at once and in detail: the re-creation of Mimi and her family, with Marion Macalpine

May 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is organised as part of the Holocaust Letters exhibition events series. 

When there is silence in a family about its history, the urge to know can become intense. Marion Macalpine, author of “Write at once and in detail: the re-creation of Mimi and her family”, will introduce the gripping story she has put together from torn up family letters sent between Vienna and England in 1930s and 40s.

She will raise the question of who has the right to know and who has the right to keep silent.  She will also describe the process of gathering clues from multiple sources and how she assembled the shreds into ‘almost breathing, almost speaking individuals’ with all their turbulent history.

In discussion with Elise Bath, ITS Archive Team Manager at The Wiener Holocaust Library.

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